Wednesday, February 11, 2015

McEvoy Joins Polsinelli in Atlanta

Polsinelli Brings Aboard Chilivis Cochran Health Care Ace

Law360, New York (February 06, 2015, 3:57 PM ET) --
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Brian F. McEvoy
Polsinelli PC has bolstered its government investigations and civil and criminal compliance practice with the addition to its Atlanta office of a former Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP partner and federal prosecutor with experience handling health care fraud matters.

Brian F. McEvoy joins Polsinelli as a shareholder focusing his practice on white collar defense and health care fraud, along with Taylor McNeill, who will also serve Polsinelli clients in white collar criminal defense matters, the firm said.

McEvoy had served as a partner at Chilivis Cochran since 2009, after prosecuting white collar criminal cases for five years with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, where he started the district's first health care fraud task force in 2008.

McEvoy told Law360 on Friday that he was excited to practice on a more national level with Polsinelli and looked forward to building the firm's presence in Atlanta and the Southeast.

"What attracted me to Polsinelli is they are truly a full-service law firm with an entrepreneurial spirit towards growth, and with thier nationwide focus on health care, there was really a great practice synergy between my background and the areas in which they are looking to expand," McEvoy said.

McEvoy becomes the first attorney in the firm's national government investigations and civil and criminal compliance practice to work out of its Atlanta office, which provides labor and employment, litigation and real estate finance legal services.

“The depth of experience Brian brings, as well as his approach to a superior standard of client service, will help expand our practice in the Southeast,” practice Chairman Edward Novak said in a statement.

Polsinelli opened its Atlanta office last year following the December 2013 acquisition of Atlanta-based Rafuse Hill & Hodges LLP, which included a group of six employment attorneys and five complex litigation attorneys led by Nancy Rafuse and William B. Hill Jr.

“One year ago we opened an office in Atlanta and we are committed to growth in the region,” Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh said in a statement. “Brian's extensive experience in white collar crime and fraud, as well as background as a federal prosecutor, gives us a great opportunity to utilize his skills in Atlanta and nationally.”

McEvoy received his bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1994, and his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in 1997.

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